Letters for academic year 2019 - 2020
New home learning helpline for parents and carers
We hope that you have found the resources and links we have been sharing with you over the last few weeks helpful in supporting your child’s learning whilst at home. As always, please do contact the teaching team as your first port of call if you need additional advice, explanation or support as we are on hand to help you.
We would also like to make parents and carers aware of an additional source of advice that has recently been launched. StarLine is a new nationwide home learning telephone helpline for parents and carers of pupils in all schools who have concerns or queries about educating their children at home.
A group of partners including David Ross Education Trust, Freshworks, Future Academies, Inspiration Trust, Mumsnet, Oak National Academy, PLMR, StarAcademies, Triple P Positive Parenting Program and United Learning have come together to create and deliver StarLine. Each partner has pledged their people, expertise and resources to support StarLine. This initiative is supported and welcomed by the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) and also by the DfE.
StarLine will help parents and carers in the following ways:
The team behind StarLine will also be broadcasting a weekly programme on YouTube. In each episode of StarLive, a guest presenter will share practical ideas for home learning. Further details can be found on the StarLine website.
Please do take a look at their website if you feel you would benefit from additional guidance to support your child’s learning at home.
Amendment to Surrey's term dates for 2019-20
The Government recently announced that the early May bank holiday in 2020 is being moved from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May. This is to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
As we had published our diary dates for next year before this change was announced please ensure you make the relevant amendment in your diary. The change means children are to be in school on Monday 4th May but not Friday 8th May